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So saddle up. There are 12 songs to get through here and I've kept the write-ups short because, frankly, who reads this crap anyway?
1) Foals - What Went Down
Heavy like cadmium. Best thing they've done since Inhaler.
2) Miguel - Coffee (ft WALE)
Coffee is a metaphor for sex, you know.
3) Selena Gomez - Good For You (ft A$AP Rocky)
Recorded in 45 minutes. Will remain in your in your head for 45 days.
4) Nero - Two Minds
In which Nero finally realise that dubstep is a musical dead end.
5) Carly Rae Jepsen - E·MO·TION
Carly Rae Jepsen's new album is shaping up to be a masterpiece. Who;d have thought?
6) Mark Ronson - I Can't Lose (ft Keyone Starr)
All the melody of Snoop Dogg's Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can' Have None) with none of the misogyny. Result.
7) Years & Years - Foundation
In 2020, we're all going to look back on Years & Years' time in the spotlight and wonder "what was going on there?"
8) Fassine - Sunshine
Doomsday disco, darker than a House of Cards box set.
9) Shura - White Light
The video edit isn't as good as the full 7-minute masterpiece.
10) Rudimental - Rumour Mill (ft Anne-Marie & Will Heard)
Slinky and subtle. Sorely needed proof that Rudimental can make good songs without shoehorning in a drum-and-bass drop.
11) Gabrielle Aplin - Light Up The Dark
Recently added to the Radio 1 playlist, and a world away from her mawkish John Lewis advert. Like KT Tunstall and Sheryl Crow got together and cancelled out each other's most boring tendencies.
12) Meghan Trainor - Like I'm Going To Lose You (ft John Legend)
Gimmick-free balladry that suggests a longevity most of us never suspected Meghan Trainor had in her.